INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE (IPC)
Want to learn about Permaculture as a design tool to create sustainable landscapes for efficiency and abundance?
Its more than just growing organic food! This 2-day beginners course is an exploration into permaculture with a practical approach.
Join us at the James Cook University Community Gardens, Smithfield, to gain a good grounding techniques and strategies + empowering ideas for what you can do right now in your everyday home life to live sustainability. This will be an overview of the permaculture fundamentals – ethics and principles as the framework to design your own abundant edible landscapes!
See practical examples of permaculture in action, with useful gardening techniques for sub/tropical climates. You will walk away with some design and gardening strategies to apply in your landscape, all aligning with the theory presented in this intensive weekend.
Whether your landscape is a balcony, home, garden or farm, you will gain a solid understanding of the permaculture principles to apply sustainable design to your environment.
In this time of great transition, we come together to share some solutions that aid in personal and community stability, and empowering pathways for action.
You will learn the basics of how to design resilient systems, relevant techniques and strategies for urban to acreage land, plus;
- Observation of natural energies - how to read a landscape
- Edible, nutrient rich plants that grow in the tropics and subtropics (growing and propagating)
- History of Permanant Agriculture
- Composting and soil fertility
- Effective garden strategies
- Annual vegetable garden systems
- Incredible edible perennial food gardens
- Tropical food forests orchards
- Banana Circles
- Water systems
- Useful tools
- Social permaculture
The Introductory course will not cover topics in great detail, as does the full 72 hour permaculture design course - it is an overview and sets the stage for what is permaculture is about. Usually, it is the seed that grows further into the journey of permaculture, where you may choose to dig much deeper into this fertile space for creating positive change by investing in the full design course. Many people have found that attending an introduction to permaculture course is enough and go on to create some incredible projects, with the enthusiasm generated by this course, plus books and references to expand on their own knowledge